The doctoral degree (Doctor of Physical Therapy, or DPT) has become the entry-level degree
for the profession. To pursue a career as a physical therapist, you will need to complete a bachelor's degree,* successfully
for admission to a physical therapy school, complete that school's physical
therapy program requirements, and pass a state licensure exam. At that
point you will be able to practice physical therapy in a variety of settings,
including hospitals and private practice. Several universities in
*The specific major is not necessarily important, but a science major (such as biology) will allow you to finish the appropriate science coursework and have it count toward your bachelor’s degree.
University (Savannah, GA) – Doctor of Physical Therapy
· Emory University (Atlanta, GA)– Doctor of Physical Therapy degree
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
– Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of North Georgia
(Dahlonega, GA) –Doctor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Association of
Look under the “Schools” tab for institutions offering Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant degrees.
Includes information for prospective Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant students